Jungja is a Ph.D. graduate of the Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Using a multi-method and participatory approach, Jungja’s doctoral research concerns how adults on the autism spectrum negotiate and navigate the food environment. Her second year paper was an exploratory study of the childcare needs and concerns of nurses that revisits on-site childcare center provision.
At Cornell University, she wrote Master’s thesis on child care center design for parent-child interaction. She taught environmental psychology at Lehman College, CUNY for two years.
Research Interests: environments for adults on the autism spectrum; social construction of autism; autism-friendly research methods; food environments; foodways; environment and health; participatory action research; online research